ORLEANS – The Dogwood Festival Baby Contest brought in 39 contestants, looking to win their age category.
Each group went to the stage to interact with the judges and was judged on appearance and overall interaction with each judge. Judges included Candi Maddox, Lori Johnson, Greta Turner, and Carol Thacker.
Winners are listed below:
Boys: 1st place – Kane Edwards, with parents Jonathan Edwards and Maya Emmons.
Girls: 1st place – Lyla Griffith, with parents Porsha and Ethan Griffith.
2nd place – Remi Jean Atkins, with parents Samantha and Brian Atkins.
Boys: 1st place – Theodore Staley, with parents Amy and Jared Staley.
Girls: 1st place – Kolbi Compton, with parents Blake and Griffan Compton.
2nd place – Wesley Sue Smith, with parents Korey and Jordan Smith.
Boys: 1st place – Henry Stephens, with parents Bryce and Betsy Stephens.
2nd place – Colton Glaab, with parents Ashley and Shawn Glaab.
3rd place – Ryker Pardue, with parents Logan Pardue and Chloe Garrison.
Girls: 1st place – Atahlia Fischer, with parents Chappelle and Jeremy Fischer.
2nd place – Mary Anne Hayre, with parents Chris and Mallery Hayre.
3rd place – Journey Asbury, with parents Shandalyn Dotts and Andrew Asbury.
Boys: 1st place – Emmerson Fletcher, with parents Alexandria and Levi Fletcher.
Girls: 1st place – Caroline Fleenor, with parents CJ and Caitlin Fleenor.
2nd place – Harley Tuell with mom Dakota Smith.
3rd place – Mila Mahan, with parents Olivia Miley and Noah Mahan
Boys: 1st place – Teddy Bloomer, parents Mercedes and Joey Bloomer (not present) gave permission to attend with Molly and William Blanton.
2nd place – John Hayre, with parents Chris and Mallery Hayre.
3rd place – Emmitt Fletcher, with parents Alexandria and Levi Fletcher.
Girls: 1st place – Halena Gibson, with father Noah Gibson.
2nd place – Palmer Smith (not pictured), parents Korey and Jordan Smith.
3 & 4-year-olds:
Boys: 1st place – Arlon Fischer, with parents Chappelle and Jeremy Fischer
2nd place – Otis Thompson, with parents Shayna and Evan Thompson
3rd place – Aben Westfall, with parents Aaron and Anne Westfall
Girls: 1st place – Jaydalyn McCain, with parents Jodi McCain and Travis Bailey
2nd place – Berkley Breeden, with parents Trey Breeden and Jade Gehl
3rd place – Areajah Escobar, with parents Patricia and Gerik Escobar